Masterpiece clock

Made:
1625-1635 in Germany

Upright table clock with winding key made in Augsburg, Germany, between 1625 and 1635 by unknown maker.

This clock is known as a 'masterpiece clock' because it was made as part of a clockmaker's final assessment according to the strict guild regulations in German towns, such as Augsburg where this example was made, in the early-seventeenth century.

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Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1952-312 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal) and twine
type:
table clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Pratt and Son Ltd.

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